Imre Szeman | Imagining the Future: Globalization, Postmodernism and Criticism


This essay examines the implications of globalization for literary criticism by contrasting it with postmodernism, another periodizing term that does similar kinds of conceptual work. Globalization is an anticipatory concept that offers a narrative of the future. Against this, literature and criticism offer imaginative resources for the articulation of alternative futures to those that dominant globalization narratives hope to bring into existence.

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